New Delhi: After sweeping past arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday, India went on to thrash China 9-0 to stay in the hunt for top spot in the round-robin league competition of the fourth Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament.
The victory was celebrated in typical fashion by a jubilant Virender Sehwag who congratulated the team on such an impressive performance.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 25, 2016
"Aaj ho gayi China ki batti Gul. Great effort @TheHockeyIndia for defeating China in Asian #ChampionsTrophy" – wrote Sehwag.
Hockey, as a sports has witnessed an increasing rise in popularity since the Rio Olympics and some of the most famous cricketers publicly congratulating on India's success in hockey is certainly going to benefit the sport even further.
Hockey India, thanked Viru for his incredible support through their official twitter account.
— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 25, 2016
"Thank you, @virendersehwag for your incredible support towards #IndiaKaGame. Keep it going!" - tweeted Hockey India.
India will take on hosts Malaysia next with both teams in contention for top spot in the round-robin league standings.